The Keto Diet…
What does this new (and very popular) dietary craze mean?
It’s high fat and ultra low carb.
It tells your body to burn fat for fuel.
Yes, it actually re-programmes your body to burn fat.
Sounds good, doesn’t it?
Before you get too excited, I’ll tell you right now:
It’s not for everyone.
But it works for like gangbusters for many…
Perhaps it’s something you’ve considered?
It has recently gained a lot of popularity in the wellness sphere because of some of its health benefits.
A ketogenic diet is proven to help people drop body fat fast… (yes, even by eating lost of fat!).
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Is it time to forget everything you have had drilled into you all your life about fat making us fat?
Well yes, because it just isn’t true…
(Sugar makes us fat!)
Really interestingly, there is a lot of evidence that a keto diet help improve certain health conditions, like epilepsy in children.
So, still think it sounds dangerous and like a fad?
What is "ketosis"?
Carbs (sugars & starches) are the preferred fuel for your brain and muscles.
They use carbs first, whenever they’re available.
This is why maintaining stable blood sugar (or not!) can affect your attention, mood, and energy levels.
For example, if you have a high carb lunch such as a sandwich and a packet of crisps, you get a massive sugar low (after the high)…
You feel drowsy, moody and want to fall asleep on the sofa (if you’re lucky), or at your desk if you are at work!
When very low amounts of carbs are available for fuel, your body starts making compounds known as "ketones."
These are your body’s backup fuel.
And your body makes them from fat.
Ketogenic literally means ‘the generation of ketones.’
After a while being on a diet very low in carbs, your blood level of ketones increases.
This is the metabolic state known as ketosis.
It’s the same process that your body goes through if you’ve fasted for 72 hours and depleted your supply of carbs as fuel.
That’s the trigger for turning fat into ketones.
NB: "Ketosis" from a ketogenic diet is not the same thing as the dangerous condition known as "ketoacidosis."
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Ketogenic diet for fat loss
With a high fat intake, endless studies now show that a ketogenic diet is effective for weight and fat loss.
If you can stick to it long enough, your results will be better than the low-fat diet you are currently following.
Recent studies showed that people lost 2.2 times more weight on a ketogenic diet than those on low-fat or calorie-controlled diets.
I could prove that to you over and over again through our clients, but sometimes it takes a ‘study’ for people to believe it!
How is this possible?
Eating all that fat and protein is filling.
It helps release satiety hormones that tell us that we’re full and satisfied, and we don’t need to eat anymore.
Many people don’t need to count calories or track food intake, as they do with low-fat or calorie-controlled diets.
So, by eating enough fat and protein to get into ketosis, you can actually feel fuller and eat less food overall.
Of course, this can help with weight loss
Ketogenic diet for improved health
There are many other health benefits of the ketogenic diet.
As you can imagine, having very low levels of carbs can help reduce blood sugar and insulin issues.
One study showed improved blood triglycerides (fat) and cholesterol numbers.
Others show lower blood sugar levels, and even up to 75% improvement in insulin sensitivity.
Several studies show reduced seizures in children who follow a ketogenic diet.
How to do the ketogenic diet
Someone told me the other day they had heard of a side effect called "keto flu."
It does exist, but it is just when you feel a bit headachy as you switch from being a sugar burner to a fat burner.
The ketogenic diet involves getting 60-75% of your calories from fat, 20-35% from protein, and just 5% from carbs.
Many people find it quite restrictive and are unable to stay on it for a long time.
The foods to focus on for a ketogenic diet are meat, fatty fish, eggs, nuts, seeds, healthy oils, avocados, and low-carb vegetables (cucumber, celery, peppers, courgette, leafy greens, etc.).
The main thing to avoid are foods that are high in carbs.
These include sugary foods and desserts, grains, fruit, legumes, starchy vegetables, alcohol and "diet foods."
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One of the biggest developments in the keto world in the last few years has been the development of exogenous ketones…
Exogenous ketones are taken orally, e.g. through a drink, which elevates your blood ketone levels as if you were in nutritional ketosis, without having to follow the strict guidelines on a ketogenic diet…
These ketones stay in your system for anywhere from 3-6 hours.
Do the keto drinks work?
Our clients at Plan B Fitness that use ketone drinks absolutely rave about them.
And even though I said earlier they are not for everyone…
They could well be the missing link in your fat loss efforts this year.
Click on this link below for a really quick video (less than 5 minutes) that explains ketosis is a really clever way…
There is also an offer of that page (under the video) for a 5 day trail of the keto drinks our clients at Plan B Fitness use, that are called Keto O/S.
Go and check out the video now.
You might just have an ‘ah ha!’ moment…
P.S. Click The Video Below To Watch It:
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